This quick pizza dough, which is incredibly simple to make and requires only 1 hour to rest, means that homemade pizza on a weeknight is now a reality.
Quick Pizza Dough
- Quick Glance
- 10 M
- 1 H, 15 M
- Serves 4 | Makes enough dough for two (12-inch | 30-cm) pizzas
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Add the flour, oil, and salt and mix on low speed until the flour is incorporated, about 1 minute.
Increase the speed to medium and mix until the dough is smooth, 4 to 8 minutes. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
Once the dough has finished rising, punch it down and divide it in half (each half will be about 14 oz [400 g]). Knead each piece on a lightly floured surface for 1 minute. Cover both dough balls with a clean cloth and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Proceed as directed with your pizza recipe.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
I make a lot of pizza at home. A lot. The dough in this recipe is particularly good. The method is easy enough for a beginner and the finished product is decent enough to meet approval from seasoned bakers. I used a combination of 00 flour (324 grams) and white flour (228 grams) because that's what I had on hand and it was fine.
The resulting crust was airy and elastic. I did think that the 1 tbsp of sugar was too much but it didn't really affect the taste of the finished product.
This is a quick and easy recipe for when the urge for pizza strikes. The dough is the easiest one I have ever made, it only required 4 minutes of mixing on low (my stand mixer seems to be quite vigorous!) to come together. It rose perfectly within an hour.